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Monday, March 22, 1999 at 22:57:31
Class: 65&68
Note: Hi Carol, I hear you're helping out. Man do we need help. :o) Thanks

Monday, March 22, 1999 at 17:27:20
Name: Sandy
Maiden: Snyder
Class: 1962
Message: Does anyone know what happened to Chris Montez also known as Zeke. Class of 60 I think. Wouldn't it be fun to get him to Vegas for the reunion with his guitar. Anyone remember the parties when he sang La Bamba? Haven't heard anything of him since his last hit "Call Me"...Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, the nice thing about having it in Vegas, is I don't have to travel far, since I am only about 10 miles from the Strip.. Sandy : ~ )

Monday, March 22, 1999 at 12:44:46
Name: Arne
Message: I like your site. I used to live in Hawthorne when I was over in LA to buy carparts for my racecar. Home in Sweden. I bought my 55 chevy in LA back in 92 and I lived in Hawthorne for three month`s. Here can you see my 55
Note: Arne, Glad you found us. Come on back once in a while.

Monday, March 22, 1999 at 08:35:46
Name: Patty Valencia
Class: 1974
Message: I just saw the "What's New" page and found the picture of Gloria and Linda Keene advertising the Fencing Team - that brings up my memory of Clayton Williams and his photography sessions! He and Terri (his wife) would have us model for hours to get just the right shots for the El Molino. When we wised up to the fact that this was real work, we wouldn't do it unless they made a party out of it with great food! One Christmas I had those reflective glass tree ornaments surrounding my head for close ups. That took hours and never even made the yearbook. But, if you look at the Fencing Team photos, they were almost always superimposed upon grand backgrounds. Fortunately Mr. Williams was tactful enough to wait until I graduated before he showcased my glamorous younger sister and Linda :)

Name: Jorge
Message: It was wonderful to see you make your presentation on the Oscer show tonight. Even though you are from way back in the class of 74 you were still beautiful taking the place of Sophia L.- PV25

Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 21:22:43
Name: Patty Valencia
Maiden: Evidently Samantha's aunt
Class: 1974
Message: Hi Everyone,
Well, the Las Vegas trip is scheduled for April 17th. I'll be sending out an email to those of you who have confirmed your attendance to discuss accomodations, checks for the dinner/dance we've planned, etc. Thank you for your replies. I'm still getting R.S.V.P.'s - which is great. Replies so far represent the 50's, 60's and 70's. It should be fun and great to put faces with the names in Feedback. And you, and you know who you are, have I convinced you yet?
P :)

Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 19:26:43
Name: sam taylor
Message: i was a junior high school classmate to several of the people in the reunion photos. it was nice to learn a little bit about what became of them, not having seen any of them since the palladium party in june 1962. thanks john baker for your effort.
Note: Sam Taylor, I remember you. Thanks for stopping by and check in once in a while. This site is for all Centinela Valley people.

Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 18:33:59
Name: Bob Rierdan
Class: 61
Message: Reminds me of my high school dream - She had golden hair and deep brown eyes. She was always ready to play, but at times was troubled with fleas.

Name: Jorge Llaves
Class: 80
Message: I didn't ever have a Golden Retriever named SAMANTHA but had a girl friend by that name. Every time I tried to get close to her she blinked her eyes and I just disappeared. Oh woe is me.
Lonesome JORGE

Note: Jorge, No Samantha for me, but I did Dream of Jeannie once or twice. :o)
Juan Panadero

Friday, March 19, 1999 at 23:37:43
Name: Sharon Branigan
Maiden: Bierman-Valencia
Class: 76
Message: Ricki, I, too, had a Golden named Samantha. She was the best dog I've ever had. She was so sweet and loving and yes she did puppy bite for a while but don't worry you'll build up scar tissue. Be sure to give her lots of love and take her to places that she can run off leash (once you've got her trained not to run away.) Goldens are a special breed and you have made a wise choice for love and loyalty. Don't look to her for protection Sam would let any stranger in the door (and did, too!) Now I have an insane little beast named Indiana Jones (WHO named that dog?) He is an American Eskimo, and he loves me to death but barks at EVERYTHING! BUT- he is an EXCELLENT watchdog! We also have two bearded dragons (lizards) and newest arrival an orange albino corn snake. Not much in the way of watchdogging but fascinating to watch. Congrats on your new baby! Kisses from Auntie Shar!

Friday, March 19, 1999 at 22:35:11
Name: Ricki
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
Message: Hi everybody! I haven't been on Cougartown for a long time, but I do read it almost daily. First we got a new puppy, golden retriever named Samantha (Sammy). Well, she's now 11 weeks old and has taken over the entire downstairs. We've also picked up an entire community of new friends. I cannot believe how many people are attracted to goldens. Sammy is gorgeous and friendly and that probably has a lot to do with it. Of course they don't get to take care of her. Whew, feels like we just adopted ten 13 year olds. I missed four days of school. I hardly ever miss. I still have the bug but I can sit and stand, so I'm taking this breather to write.
I've really enjoyed reading all of the memories as usual. I remember Walden's. In fact, I used to eat there sometimes. My family also attended St. Josephs. We didn't go to Catholic school, but we all knew the Great Monsignor. My cousin and I would send our younger siblings in to confession first and have them cough if it was Father R. or another tough priest. He was a tough old bird. Does anyone know when he passed on? I thought he was there when my dad passed away in 1986. I was a tad out of it though.
John, how long do goldens bite their owners?

Note: Ricki, Those aren't bites, they're "Puppy Love Nibbles". I think the good Monsignor moved on last year. It's good to hear from a V-girl Ricki. Don't stay gone so long.

Friday, March 19, 1999 at 19:09:52
Name: Michael
Message: Your site has brought many memories to my mind that I have forgotten. Keep up the great job! My father would have like to seen those old places. I'm going to show my mom your site asap.Dad had the Walden Steak House on 141st & the Blvd. The Hawthorne Bowl was my hangout as I was still a little young then. I am going to send this site to my brothers. Thanks for some sweet memories!
Note: Michael, I remember Walden's Steak House from the 60's. Thanks, and stay in touch.

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 23:51:21
Name: Keith D. JOnes
Class: 76
Message: regarding the need an email address. just use yahoo mail. it's easy and its free. it is so easy to check your email and send it from anywhere in the world. as long as you can get on yahoo you can have email. this way no matter whose computer you may be using you can check your email.
Note: Thank you Keith for that lovely Yahoo commercial. :o)

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 20:32:56
Name: Loretta Morelli Cuiper
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
Message: Hi Sue Rea Hagen, as soon as I read your note and saw you mention your Italian Momma, I knew that was little Susan, Gosh I think the last time I saw you, you were around 12. Seen your mom thru the years, but not of lately. Tell your Mom and Sister that I said Hello and get in touch with me or thru Momma. Same Pho. Number. John this was such a good idea to have this website. I see so many names from the past and it's good to see some of these young Cougars 80's, 90's joining the cougartown site too. Another memory from the far far past has come up, it's regarding Robin Hood. I don't know if you remember me, but we lived on the same street 133rd til I was 10/11, but it was my 7th or 8th birthday, we were having a party and we did'nt really know you, but I saw you playing outside by yourself and I told Mom. She went over to your Moms and asked if you would like to join us.That was so long ago, but seeing your name brought back that memory.
Note: Loretta, Thank you. I thought it was a good idea, but never thought it would turn into such a great gathering place for ALL Cougs. I Love It!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 20:00:22
Name: Melanie
E-Mail: borrowed time
Maiden: Minear
Class: 82
Message: It's great reading & seeing this stuff! What a great place to grow up! Too many memories so little time! Does anyone know anything about a 20 year (yikes!) reunion for us? M-

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 19:38:09
Name: Susan King
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Hi Debbie Covey - Yes I had brunch with Marilyn Murray this last weekend in San Diego - she lives in Florida (for 10+ years?) and was out here for a business trip with hubby - she HAS checked in to CT but I told her she failed to list her email address so she should be getting it out there - if she doesn't sign in by the next few days e me and I will give it to you - then harass her for me!! Also brunched with Dennis and Laurie Keahey Johnson - it was a kick - laughed a lot. Cougars are the BEST kind of people....

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 18:16:09
Name: John Baker
Class: 62
Message: Gee, I don't know how to do this. I've gotten these before and will have to figure out a way of getting people without an email address involved in the site. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Jane Baker Hammond HHS66 (no relation) has just checked in, but doesn't have an email address. She did leave her telephone number though. If you are looking for her, please let me know. Thanks

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 18:06:35
Name: Tina Calabro
Maiden: Calabro
Class: 84
Message: Yes, father is Joe Calabro, c/o '62 and yes, he hung out with Victor Aversano (even after high school!) My father is still in the South Bay area - last I knew, Victor was in Arizona or Colorado (I think). I will tell them both you said, "Hi!"...

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 17:48:04
Name: Debbie Morlin
Maiden: Johnson
Class: 76
Message: I am trying to locate another dear friend of mine from 1976, her name is Kathy Milo. If anyone knows here whereabouts, please let me know. THANKS!

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 15:41:43
Name: Debbi Shrum
Maiden: Covey
Class: 74
Message: Happy St. Patrick's Day all - Has anyone seen Marilyn Murray OR Brian Manning - They've been missing in action for years!!

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 10:04:54
Name: John Baker
Class: 62
Message: "May you all be in Heaven for a half an hour before the Devil knows you're dead!"
HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY to all you Cougartowners......

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 09:12:22
Name: karen kuehl
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
Message: HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY TO ONE AND ALL!! Don't forget to wear the green or you'll get pinched! Anyone remember that? Having green tea with breakfast this AM and wishing you all a Happy Day. If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!!

Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 18:57:11
Name: Debbie Quintana
Class: 1967
Message: Please help me find Diane Mintum...??

Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 15:59:58
Name: Robin Hood
Class: 60
Message: Russ, I have had a lot of needs in my life but seeing you butt nekid, upside down on the computer hasnt ever topped the list. A few years in the same locker room was enough for my lifetime;o) By the way I have every OBG album ever made sitting in the basement, hoping they will become the next cabbage patch doll.(yea right!)..hey wheres the rest of our class? They still using slide rules? Come on class of 60, get on here before we have to start digging up old dirt!! Later EL ROJO and hasty bananas to you John.
Note: Yeah, come on "early classes", we need your wisdom up here.......and your stories too.

Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 08:46:03
Name: Derek Barraza
Class: 1980
Message: Bob's right, HHS alumni are everywhere.
My 9 year-old son Victor is playing soccer with Mike Thomason (79) and Asela Fernandez-Thomason's (79) 9 year-old son Andrew. We are having a great time cheering for them.
Last year Kim August-Ceasar's (79) son Jonathan played in the LBYSO Mayor's Cup with our team. She looks great and has a wonderful son.
I spoke with Dieter Buehler (79) at a soccer meeting. He said his wife Diane Jachtschitz-Buehler is doing well. Deiter is coaching a girls team and running an automotive business in Hawthorne.
I recently saw Chris "Kit" Percey (80) and John Spinnella (82). Kit is married, doing well and recently purchased a home in North Carolina. John just sold his home in Holly Glen and moved his family to Connecticut (where his wife is from). He has a handsome 2 year-old son.
I received a call from Craig Fernandez (80). He is coaching a soccer team in Lancaster. I hope to see him at our Long Beach Soccer Tournament this August.
Mike Mc Cann is living in Moreno Valley. I saw him in Feb. '98.
Bob, it has been my pleasure working with you over the years. Thanks for the compliments.
Mr. Key: I did not know you managed to work at each of the 4 CVUHSD Schools! My sister Cyndi graduated from Lennox HS in '72. I'm sure she has fond memories of you and her days at LHS. I look foward to seeing you at an upcoming reunion, perhaps our Class of '80.
We had a great time at our 10 year reunion. It was a great party. Mr Stan Boyde Bosler, Mr. Don Hoy and Mrs. Cindy Crum-Hoy were there representing the faculty. I look forward to the summer of 2000 for our 20 year. Hope to see you all there!

Attention class of 1980 Alumni: Derek is working on your Year 2000 reunion. There's a notice posted on the Reunions Page, and will be updated as plans are made. If you'd like to be a part of the reunion committee, please contact Derek.

Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 06:17:51
Name: Heather Gidley-Lund
Maiden: Gidley-Lund
Class: 1989
Message: I can't wait for our reunion so I can see all the friends I miss, and can reminisce all our fun.
Note: Heather, Glad you found your friends. Don't forget to add yourself to the Alumni List so your classmates can find you. Thanks

Monday, March 15, 1999 at 23:36:39
Name: karen kuehl
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
Message: Hi from the High Desert Country. I'm finally back online after fighting for 2 weeks with GTE. I finally found a local provider who could get me online again! It's been a long dry spell. I really didn't realize how much I missed you all until I logged on tonight. Anyway, I'm ba-ack!!! Good to see you online too Robin Hood. I remember you.
Note: Hi Karen, Glad you're back. See you in Vegas.

Monday, March 15, 1999 at 13:51:25
Name: Debbie Morlin
Maiden: Johnson
Class: 76
Message: Hey! Hi Auntie Carol! Cute picture, but you are alot prettier now! Age has been good to you and George! Wait until you guys see this couple! I haven't decided about the reunion yet, but I am looking forward to hearing more about it! Roni, thanks for writing back to me, it's really good to hear from you. Staying at home, wow, lucky you! When did you work for Hughes? I've been hear 10 years and will probably be here another 10. Where is everyone else from 76? Are you going to the reunion? Sure hope some Saint Joe's folks find this site and contact us! Maybe we can have our own St. Joe's reunion someday? what do you think?

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